• Director of First Year and Retention Programs in

University of Wisconsin-Madison


WISCIENCE (the Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement) seeks a new Director of First-Year and Retention Programs in Science. The mission of WISCIENCE is to collaborate with educators and scientists to provide resources and programming that improve the teaching and learning of science and increase access to quality science learning experiences, both formal and informal. The Director of First-Year and Retention Programs in Science is responsible for programs and courses to support first-and second-year UW-Madison undergraduates in science, with a particular emphasis on serving underrepresented minorities, first-generation college and transfer students. The person in this position will direct the IMPACT Peer Leader Program and associated course; the STEM Immersion and Transfer STEM Immersion Orientation Programs for incoming students, and develop and teach other related courses. All programs and courses will be closely coordinated with the programming and goals of the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Educational Achievement and other programs and offices serving underrepresented student groups in the schools and colleges across campus.

Applicants must have a PhD in science, education, or other relevant field. The successful individual must have at least three years of relevant job experience with increasing responsibility, preferably in an academic environment. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is desirable:instruction, program development/management, student leadership development, undergraduate student services, student affairs, orientation, first-year experience programs and/or science education.

For more information and to apply, please visit the full job posting here.

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